Finding things to do in San Francisco that are family-friendly isn’t hard. There are many activity options for all ages to enjoy.
1. Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise
Take your family on a ferry boat ride that goes to Alcatraz Island. Tour the former prison and then enjoy a cruise through San Francisco Bay where you’ll have prime views of the skyline and waterfront. Keep your eyes peeled for sea lions and other marine life while on board.
2. San Francisco Love Tour
Take a two-hour tour of San Francisco’s most famous sites while riding in a VW bus and listening to music from the 1960s. This family-friendly activity takes you through areas including Chinatown, the Mission, North Beach, and downtown.
3. Hidden Stairways of San Francisco
Covering both the Golden Gate Heights and the Inner Sunset neighborhoods, you’ll visit hidden staircases artfully covered by mosaic tile.
4. Muir Woods Tour
San Francisco tours aren’t all in an urban setting. Visit the 1,000-year-old coastal redwood trees of Muir Woods National Monument, along with Mount Tamalpais and Sausalito on this adventure that lasts 3.5 hours.
5. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
This modern art museum features more than 30,000 pieces in its collection. View works of art in mediums including film, architecture, sculpture, photography, and paint.
6. Embarcadero Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour
The Emarcadero scavenger hunt showcases many San Francisco attractions along the city’s eastern waterfront. You and your family will learn about the area while getting to solve fun puzzles.
7. Fisherman’s Wharf Sea Lions
Take a walk around Fisherman’s Wharf by the waterfront to visit the sea lions found on Pier 39. These noisy creatures are sure to delight visitors of all ages.
8. Painted Ladies
San Francisco attractions often provide great photo opportunities and the Painted Ladies are no exception. Take a stroll down Steiner Street to see these colorful Victorian-era homes, located on the perimeter of Alamo Square Park.
9. Golden Gate Bridge
Spend an afternoon at one of America’s most iconic bridges. Free walking tours are offered on Thursdays and Sundays. A free visitor center includes informative exhibits.
10. Twin Peaks
Some of the best views of San Francisco can be enjoyed for free from Twin Peaks. Take a drive to the top, where you can park and see for miles on a clear day.